So apparently parenting doesn’t come with a book or a manual? Well, that sucks because I’m an obsessive, Type A personality that would LOVE a parenting manual. It says babies love sleeping for 14 hours, waking up every 3 hours, eating 27 times a day, laughing 14 times a day, pooping 3 times a day, needing to go outside 4 times a day- done and done. Following instructions I’m great at. Following my instincts? Eeehhhh… not a lot of practice with that.
When I got pregnant with my daughter I devoured every pregnancy and parenting book like they were golden tickets to having the perfect pregnancy and the perfect child. The result- an overwhelmed pregnant lady who later became an overwhelmed new mother. It was enough to make you fall over in a catatonic state of indecisiveness and information overload.
Now that she is here I’ve decided to use the books as advice, suggestions, and sources of ideas- not manuals that will drive me crazy if I’m not adhering to them by the book. In fact, I’m committed to trying to live by my gut instead of by the masses of parenting books.
Join me as I explore the new fads in parenting, the old theories of parenting, the gadgets that are supposed to help us be better parents, the books that will solve all of our problems and just the everyday life of being a parent!